Tunisia vs Australia Odds & Preview

Group D Underdogs Face Off in Al Wakrah

First World Cup Meeting Between Tunisia and Australia

One of the best parts of the World Cup is the fact that it brings together nations that would never or rarely play otherwise. Tunisia and Australia certainly fall under that category and will meet for the first time in the World Cup, on Saturday. Both teams are underdogs to advance to the knockout stage but a win will certainly go a long way. We’ll see who’s favored and preview the match as we run through the Tunisia vs Australia odds

Tunisia vs Australia

Date, time (TV):
Location: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar
Streaming: FS1, Telemundo, Peacock

Team Stats and Odds:

Team FIFA World Ranking World Cup Qualifying Record Knockout Stage Odds Odds to Win Group Odds to Win World Cup
Tunisia 30 5-2-1, 1st CAF Group B +200 +2200 +50000
Australia 38 5-4-3, 3rd AFC Group B +750 +5000 +40000

Head-to-Head:

All Meetings: Teams
Jun. 2005: Australia 0-2 Tunisia
Oct. 1997: Tunisia 0-3 Australia

Tunisia and Australia have only ever met twice before. The most recent meeting was in the 2005 Confederations Cup and Tunisia won 2-0. Australia won the other match 3-0, which was a 1997 friendly. This is the first FIFA World Cup betting opportunity on this fixture.

Tunisia: Earn Hard Fought Draw

Standings: 0-1-0, T-2nd
Previous Match: D, 0-0 vs. Denmark
Upcoming Match: Nov. 30 vs. France

Not many expected Tunisia to come away with a point vs. an in-form Denmark on Tuesday. A draw showed a pregame price of +350 but Tunisia managed to hold Denmark scoreless. Tunisia were spurred on by a large contingent of fans in the crowd and played with intensity from the get go. The Eagles of Carthage outshot Denmark but only put one shot on target.

Tunisia don’t exactly have a prolific striker, especially now that Wahbi Khazri is out of form. The Montpellier man is Tunisia’s active leading goalscorer but couldn’t get off the bench vs. Denmark. Issam Jebali, who plays in Denmark, started up top and had a great chance which forced a Kasper Schmeichel save.

The World Cup soccer odds originally priced Tunisia at just +500 to advance to the knockout stage. After picking up a point vs. Denmark, their odds have improved to +200 to make the round of 16. The Eagles of Carthage have now kept shutouts in eight of their last nine matches and their defense is seriously compact.

Australia: Fold After Strong Start

Standings: 0-1, 4th
Previous Match: L, 4-1 vs. France
Upcoming Match: Nov. 30 vs. Denmark

It looked like Australia might follow in Saudi Arabia’s footsteps and upset France in the early stages of their match vs. France. Craig Goodwin put the Socceroos ahead in the ninth minute and Australia created some good chances. By halftime, France had already completed a comeback as Adrien Rabiot scored and assisted Olivier Giroud. Kylian Mbappe, in particular, was too much for Australia to handle. He torched fullback Nathaniel Atkinson, scored on a header and assisted Giroud’s second goal.

Australia had no answer for France in the second half and some of that is a matter of depth. France could bring on Kingsley Coman, Theo Hernandez and Jules Kounde but Australia’s subs were largely ineffective. Graham Arnold hasn’t quite figured out his striker situation and substitute Jason Cummings made just his second Australia appearance in the match.

The Tunisia vs Australia odds give the Socceroos a better chance to win this match than any other in the group stage. They certainly need to regroup and go all out to get a result in Al Wakrah. Still, they haven’t won a World Cup match since 2010 and haven’t made the knockout stage since 2006.

Match Analysis and Odds:

On the back of a good performance vs. Denmark, the Tunisia vs Australia odds price Tunisia as +110 favorites. They also sit at the same odds to cover the ½-goal spread. Meanwhile, Australia show -140 odds to draw or win the match. The Eagles of Carthage are certainly capable of making life tough for Australia, though. The Socceroos are priced at +280 odds to get their first World Cup win in their last eight games at the competition. A draw would be a frustrating result for both teams but it comes in at relatively short +210 odds.

Tunisia’s 13 matches in 2022 have finished under 2½ goals. Meanwhile, the over shows +130 odds.

With how well Tunisia’s defense has played all year, it could be a challenge for the Socceroos to score. Tunisia have also had problems scoring consistently, so a low-scoring contest wouldn’t be a surprise. That comes through on the odds board, where under 2½ goals shows -160 odds. In fact, nine of Tunisia’s 13 matches in 2022 have finished under 2½ goals. Meanwhile, the over shows +130 odds.

Tunisia vs Australia FAQ

What is Australia’s FIFA World Ranking?

Australia entered the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a FIFA World Ranking of 38th.

When is the last time Australia and Tunisia played in the FIFA World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup matchup between Australia and Tunisia will be the first all-time.

Where is the Tunisia vs. Australia match in the FIFA World Cup?

Tunisia and Australia will meet at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar for their Group D FIFA World Cup match.
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